Farkas - Chamber Music for Flute | Toccata Classics TOCC0379

Farkas - Chamber Music for Flute


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Label: Toccata Classics

Cat No: TOCC0379

Barcode: 5060113443793

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Chamber

Release Date: 2nd January 2019



This is the tenth release in the Toccata Classics exploration of the music of the Hungarian composer Ferenc Farkas (1905–2000) – here with his chamber music with flute. As with previous albums in this series, the music here highlights the characteristics that make Farkas’s music so appealing: catchy tunes, transparent textures, buoyant rhythms, a fondness for Baroque forms and a taste for the folk-music of his native Hungary that marks him out as a true successor to Bartók and Kodály.

Some of these pieces speak a tougher language that shows Farkas to have been in touch with his times, but it is the infectious melodic appeal of most of the music here that carries the day. This album features twelve works comprising 35 individual movements and eleven different combinations of performer. The central performer here is one of Europe’s finest flautists, the Hungarian-Danish András Adorján.

Born in Hungary in 1944, András Adorján moved to Denmark with his family in 1956, in the aftermath of the Soviet suppression of the Hungarian Revolution. After qualifying as a dentist in 1968, the year in which he won the Jacob Gade Prize in Copenhagen, he began to study with two of the world’s best-known flautists, Jean-Pierre Rampal and Aurčle Nicolet. He has served as the principal flute of orchestras in Stockholm, Cologne, Baden-Baden and Munich and has also played as a soloist with many symphony orchestras and chamber ensembles. He is joined here by some of the leading Hungarian musicians of the day.

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